Moms of Tweens

School’s (Still) Out … Now What?

Editor’s Note: There’s a few more weeks until school is back in session. Have you heard these words yet? “Mom, I’m bored!” I heard them for the first time yesterday,…

Summertime Favorites

Summer is my favorite season of the year. I am a jealous guard over our schedule — we plan as little as possible to allow plenty of time for swimming, cookouts,…

Cupcake Wars

On television, the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” is among its top shows. The contestants’ cupcakes are judged on taste, presentation and creativity. The show has made cupcakes top billing in the…

Should Your Teen Daughter Wear Thong Underwear?

Whale Tails, Granny Panties and Everything In Between: What Is Your Daughter Wearing Under There? With the rise (pun intended) of low-rise jeans, it’s become a fashion statement to show…

Should My Daughter Have To Wear A One-Piece To Youth Group Swim Party?

About this time of year, I begin getting letters from moms “disgusted” that their daughters cannot wear their bikinis to the youth group pool party, or that there are “no…

MomLife in Israel

Have you ever seen another mom in a crowd of people and just for a MOMent you make a connection? You know, one of those, “I get it, and I’ve been there;…

Pick a Positive Path

Yesterday I was at a friend’s house chatting while our kids played upstairs. As usual, after only a few minutes, rumblings of discontent reverberated down the stairs. I was tired, so…

Motherhood: A Small Life?

I sympathize a lot with a line of Meg Ryan’s character in You’ve Got Mail. One night on email, she wonders, “I lead a small life. Well, valuable, but small….

How to Ruin Your Teens for Life in 11 Easy Steps

Hide your past mistakes. Put on an act that you’re perfect and they’re the ones with all the problems. (After all if your teens hear what you did in your…

Mother’s Day or “Me” Day?

Disappointment is an emotion I didn’t expect to experience on my first Mother’s Day. I had set my expectations a little high: breakfast in bed, pampering, long nap in the afternoon, glory…

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